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News   July 12, 2012   by CARS Magazine

Bosch Connector System Expands Oxygen Sensor Coverage

Many different vehicles use oxygen sensors that are functionally identical but differ slightly in the electrical connector. Bosch now offers a system of oxygen sensors with pigtails that allow a small number of these sensors to be fitted to a...


Many different vehicles use oxygen sensors that are functionally identical but differ slightly in the electrical connector. Bosch now offers a system of oxygen sensors with pigtails that allow a small number of these sensors to be fitted to a large number of vehicles, with identical-to-OE performance.

Dubbed OE SmartLink, this patented oxygen sensor connector system allows 14 OEM-specific, heated oxygen sensors to cover up to 96.2 per cent of all vehicle applications by simply installing the patented connector system on the existing wire harness. The Bosch OE SmartLink system increases the likelihood that a repair shop or auto parts store will be able to meet a customer’s need quickly, while reducing the amount of inventory required.

The OE SmartLink system includes a premium, OEM-specific, heated oxygen sensor that comes standard with a 24-inch wire harness. The 24-inch extra-length harness allows for added replacement of any worn wire from the existing OE sensor harness. The patented connector comes in a kit that contains all the necessary components to do the job right.

The OE SmartLink system features a waterproof connector body that is fully submersible and is also resistant to car wash and roadside spray. Its connectors have been designed and tested to USCAR standards, and are resistant to vibration, temperature extremes and thermal shock.